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As one salamander species on the verge of local extinction loses ground to another, WVU researchers attempt to save both | State and region

by on May 26, 2021 0

Two of West Virginia’s mountain-loving species of salamanders are struggling for resources and space as climate change threatens their habitats. Researchers at West Virginia University’s Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design have crept in to figure out how to preserve them both. Herpetologist Donald Brown, assistant professor of wildlife and fisheries resources...

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WVU researchers try to save two species of salamanders fighting for their territory |

by on May 25, 2021 0

MORGANTOWN – As two local salamander species battle for resources, researchers at the University of West Virginia seek to save them both. Herpetologist Donald Brown, assistant professor of wildlife and fisheries resources research, explores the effects of climate change on the already threatened Mountain Salamander Cheat, already threatened by the federal government, and its...

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Researchers document new species of African violet in Mizoram

by on May 25, 2021 0

Researchers at the Indian Institute of Education and Scientific Research (IISER) in Bhopal have documented a new species of plant belonging to the African violets family – a popular horticultural choice in herbaria and greenhouses around the world – in Mizoram . The discovery was recently documented in the peer-reviewed journal Systematic Botany (published...

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Ontario’s trees threatened by invasive species

by on May 25, 2021 0

While the majority will say summer 2021 is welcome after a long winter, lengthened by the occasional lockdown, an extra layer, this season, however, is the return of the gypsy moth. An invasive species introduced to North America in 1860 by a French entomologist who had hoped to cross them with the silkworm, the...

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Algorithm for comparing cells between species

by on May 25, 2021 0

Cells are the building blocks of life, present in every living organism. But how similar do you think your cells are to a mouse? A fish? A worm? Comparing cell types in different species across the tree of life can help biologists understand how cell types came about and how they adapted to the...

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Edmondson will lead the office of species conservation

by on May 25, 2021 0

BOISE, ID – Governor Brad Little announced Monday that Mike Edmondson will take over as administrator of the Governor’s Office for Species Conservation (OSC). Click here to sign up for our free last minute alerts delivered to your inbox and mobile devices. You can also download our free Patch mobile app at Android or...

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